Thanks for the tips! It's only been a week since the pool guy's last service, hopefully I can maintain.Forget BR. You don’t have a bromine pool. It’s for hot tubs and such using bromine. The CL (yellow) side of the block is only an estimate like a test strip. Do the powder FC test everytime.
Use the smart stir for everything but PH. It’s sooooooo much easier.
A little high but it will come down on its own with the SoCal sun. Way better than we usually see when folks take back pool maintainence.